California State University-San Marcos Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in San Marcos, CA, California State University-San Marcos is one of the best universities in the state of California. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for California State University-San Marcos in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is California State University-San Marcos.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, California State University-San Marcos is often abbreviated as CSUSM.

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4848
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Rankings: California State University–San Marcos

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.7
Graduation and retention ranking: 73
Average freshman retention rate: 71.5%
6-year graduation rate: 39.3%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 88
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 19.6%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 9.6%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 19:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 86.8%
Student selectivity ranking: 88
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 870-1080
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): N/A
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 73.0%
Financial resources rank: 96
Alumni giving rank: 94
Average alumni giving rate (2020): N/A

Essential Facts: California State University–San Marcos

Ranking: #88 Regional University West (2017)
Acceptance rate: 58.00% (2019-20)
Tuition: in-state $5,742 / out-of-state $17,620 (2019)
Undergraduates: 13,962 (2020)
Enrollment: 14,643 (2020)
School colors: Black · White · Dark blue

California State University-San Marcos History

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: N/A
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: other
Collegiate athletic association: NAIA
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, music ensembles, student newspaper